The Historic Maxwell Room

10 South New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Historic Maxwell Room

The Historic Maxwell Room is a vintage garden and banquet hall-style wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Originally built in 1925, it is an example of the Boom period’s Mediterranean Revival architecture. The courtyard and brick archways add a sense of intimacy to this elegant venue.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples may host a maximum of 120 guests in one of three available spaces. The courtyard is located in front of the Maxwell Room entrance and, with hanging bistro lights, adds a whimsical feel to any wedding. The New River Seawall sits on the south side of New River, creating an open environment for exchanging vows. Lastly, the Historic Den exudes 1920s charm with its brick arches and colonnades. No matter where couples choose to exchange vows, they are sure to find a unique and romantic backdrop that fits their wedding style.

Services Offered

The Historic Maxwell Room offers venue packages, menus, bar packages, buffet stations, ceremony site packages, and personalized services. The ceremony site packages are specific to each available space. Venue packages include the Silver Package, the Gold Package, and Appetizer Reception. In addition to wedding-day celebrations, couples can also host their engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner at The Historic Maxwell Room. The venue can also accommodate elopements. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following services:

  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Aisle runners
  • Audio equipment
  • Chair covers
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

Cuisine

The Historic Maxwell Room serves American cuisine and can accommodate gluten free, lactose free, no pork, vegan, and vegetarian dietary restrictions. They offer brunch menus, luncheons, dinner entrees, and desserts. They also offer bar services, with bartenders and a range of services, from cash bar to open bar to a signature drink. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following cuisine styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
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54 Reviews for The Historic Maxwell Room

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Phoebe · Married on 02/16/2019

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    The Venue of Your Dreams

    We got married in February 2019, and I cannot tell you how wonderful of an experience it was to work with the Historic Maxwell Room. Libby first off is super down to earth and so accommodating. Our wedding started as a courthouse idea and went all the way to a full fledged wedding. So we had a few changes here and there through out the 5 months of planning, and it was never a problem for Libby and her team. The price is right and totally available on the website. No need for the pesky contact inquiries, you can find it right there in front of you. And for what you get, the food is phenomenal, the drinks are plentiful, and it made for an incredible night. Service is top notch! And the actual appearance of the place is so unique especially in South Florida. You won't find another place like it ladies. Please look no further! It's an incredible place, and Libby and her team are WOW WOW WOW! We used a lot of Maxwell's recommended vendors, and it was like working with a family of people who don't know you but want you to have an amazing day. Thank you so much! Photo credit to Coastal Sun and Surf Photography

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    The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:


    Thank you for sharing your most important day with us. You were an exquisite bride.
    Thank you for all the kind words Phoebe. We love our job here at the Historic Maxwell Room.
  • JENNA

    JENNA · Married on 02/09/2019

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    Amazing!!!

    Libby is the best to work with and the venue is so beautiful and intimate, all my guests complimented me on my venue choice. A must see!!!

    Sent on 03/01/2019

    The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:

    Jenna,

    Thank you for the kind words. Thank you for sharing your perfect day with us here at the Historic Maxwell Room.We wish you every bit of Health and Happiness the world has to offer.

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The Historic Maxwell Room FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Wine
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Garden, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? June, July, August, September

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Tall Italian Productions
    Tall Italian Productions Wedding DJs

    Love the Maxwell room at the Downtowner! Great staff and food and you're right on the New River! Awesome place for any event, large or small!

  • Victoria's Bridal Couture
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    There is so much to say about The Historic Maxwell Room with its classic Fort Lauderdale feel on the New River. I love the place and the food is fantastic. They make some of the best fish in south Florida, paired with full bar and friendly staff, you can't beat this place. The history behind this place and its longevity tells you it something you do not want to miss. Visit this place and plan your event here if you are looking for a true Fort Lauderdale event.

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  • 10 South New River Drive East Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301 See on map
    954-379-8197 (Phone number)
    5612890461 (Other Phone Number)

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